Madeira Wine Festival

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The Madeira Wine Festival is one of the island´s main tourist attractions that pays tribute to this precious nectar and its undeniable socioeconomic significance, an event programmed from August, 31st to September, 17th.

Taking place during the grape harvest in late August, early September, this event aims to recreate the old traditions of Madeira, which were developed over centuries of labour in viticulture.
This event has been commemorated since the late seventies of the last century. It begins in Funchal and includes the European Folklore Week, ornamentations, exhibitions and live portraits depicting the wine culture, as well as traditional and light music performances.
This Festival culminates in Estreito de Câmara de Lobos, with the Wine Harvest Festival. 

Find out more about what to expect from the Madeira Wine Festival: 

Other initiatives included in the programme:
Madeira Wine lounge - Praça do Povo - Funchal
The Madeira Wine Lounge, in Praça do Povo, is a prime location for visitors to enjoy wine and gastronomy tastings, to the sound of regional musical groups of different genres. This location has five specific areas: Madeira Wine Producers (12), with emphasis to tasting Madeira Wines, fortified and still wines, an area dedicated to gastronomy, where you can taste the delicacies by chef Júlio Pereira, another for live music and DJs, an area highlighting the “Madeira Wine Cycle” organized by the Madeira Wine, Embroidery and Handicrafts Institute, and another area, new to this edition, entitled Madeira Wines Tribute, a key location which will include masterclasses and talks with the producers there present.
The Wine Lounge aims to present the Madeira Wine Region to tourists and Madeirans, allowing them to deepen their knowledge about Madeira Wine and PDO “Madeirense” and PGI “Terras Madeirenses” wines (Madeiran Whites, Reds, Sparkling and Rosés), from cultivation to bottling.

18th European Folklore Week - Municipal Garden Auditorium - Funchal
Folklore festival, organized by the Boa Nova Folklore and Ethnographic Group, which aims to promote intercultural coexistence and convey ethnographic aspects. It counts on the participation of national and foreign groups.

Concerts from the Vineyard to the Winepress - September, 9th,10th,16th and 17th
Music concerts in iconic places in the region, organized by the Retoiça Association, lasting approximately 60 minutes, in a wine-growing environment, whether in a natural location or others allusive to the wine theme.

Estreito de Câmara de Lobos - Câmara de Lobos
Live grape harvest – Estreito de Câmara de Lobos (in front of Quinta da Pinheira) 

Ethnographic parade, followed by grape treading, music entertainment and regional gastronomy organized by the Estreito de Câmara de Lobos Cultural and Recreational Association (ACRE).
Itinerary: streets in the parish centre of Estreito de Câmara de Lobos (Rua António Vitorino Castro Jorge, Rua Capitão Armando Pinto Correia, Rua do Damasqueiro, Rua Cónego Agostinho Figueira Faria, Rua da Igreja and Rua João Augusto de Ornelas).

Live Harvest
On Saturday morning, the spotlight turns to Estreito de Câmara de Lobos, where the Harvest Festival takes place. There, on a Madeiran quinta, the harvest will be carried out followed by an ethnographic parade counting on the participation of a vast number of folklore and ethnographic groups. After the parade, the treading of the grapes is recreated, in a traditional winepress, with the free participation of those present under a festive atmosphere where there is music entertainment and regional gastronomy.

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Madeira Wine Festival

Madeira Wine Festival
Price: Free Entrance
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